Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bird flu found in valley few months after declaration of bird flu free country

A few months after the government declared Nepal as the bird flu free country, cases of bird flu have been confirmed in the valley.

More than 5 hundred chickens have been culled near Jadibuti area of Bhaktapur after the bird flu cases were confirmed, chief of the District Livestock Service Office Bhaktapur Shiva Bahadur KC informed Nepalnews.

Local people had informed livestock office after the numbers of chickens and the ducks died continuously.

Bird flu detection is declared only after the Central Veterinary Disease Control Laboratory gets confirmation from international lab due to the lack of lab facility in the country. The laboratory sends sample to the UK for the final confirmation after conducting preliminary lab test here.

On July 13, the government had declared Nepal as the bird flu country though the cases were confirmed earlier too.

The poultry industry of the country was hit hard due to the outbreak of the bird flu last year.

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